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Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020
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Antigen test

Nov 23, 2020 01:08
The findings hold significance for a city like Delhi where the proportion of tests turning positive has consistently been higher than the acceptable limit of 8% for weeks now. read more
Nov 22, 2020 14:02
Amid the spurt in coronavirus cases in Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah took the lead in ramping up medical infrastructure and formulating a new strategy to combat the Covid-19 surge in the national capital. read more
Nov 22, 2020 13:57
For the first time, the number of RT-PCR tests in Delhi exceeded Rapid Antigen Tests and as many as 250 new ventilators were delivered to the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) hospital to expand the Covid-19 treatment capacity in Delhi, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Sunday. read more
Nov 19, 2020 10:32
The incubation period for Covid-19 is up to 14 days. And before that, a person can test negative and have no symptoms at all. read more
Nov 16, 2020 19:41
The Centre and Delhi should work together, and citizens must reform their behaviour read more
Nov 05, 2020 20:29
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan asked the state government to focus on six districts - North, Central, North East, East, North West and South East - districts with high positivity rate. read more
Nov 04, 2020 01:07
The positivity rate on Tuesday stood at 11.29%, reinforcing the fact that the virus is spreading at an unprecedented rate amid festive season and rising pollution. A rising positivity rate typically suggests that a region is testing inadequately. read more
Nov 01, 2020 13:50
In the second week of October, the positivity rate dropped below the 5% mark for the first time. In the last week of October, it dropped further to 3.5%, making it the only state among India’s 10 worst-hit regions (other than Uttar Pradesh) that has dropped below the 5% threshold. But the administration isn’t ready to make any grand claims yet. read more
Oct 29, 2020 04:29
India’s 79,141 per million number is built on the back of rapid antigen tests. UP and Bihar rely on them; even Delhi uses far more of them than it should be doing. read more
Oct 28, 2020 18:09
India’s federal health ministry has not provided a breakdown of the test methods deployed, but state and federal officials have repeatedly defended the use of antigen tests to quickly identify infections in the country of 1.3 billion people read more
Oct 28, 2020 03:40
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday claimed the positivity rate spike was down to testing the contacts of patients in a “targeted manner”. read more
Oct 27, 2020 16:29
Though the state reported 393 more new infections last week (Oct 19-25) as compared to the week before, the dip in the number of infections was more than 46% as compared to September 14-20, the week when Haryana reported an all-time high 17,616 viral infections. read more
Oct 27, 2020 03:22
A rising positivity rate typically suggests that a region is testing inadequately. The positivity rate should drop to 5% or below if the testing programme is adequate and is keeping the outbreak in control, according to the World Health Organization. read more
Oct 27, 2020 03:05
Uttarakhand, at least the part I went to, wasn’t crowded. The state insists that all inbound tourists register themselves, and there was a check at the point of entry to ensure this. read more
Oct 26, 2020 22:16
A scribe’s first-person account: Changes are evident in the doctors and paramedics approach as were seen actively engaging with patients, five months ago they were hesitant of interacting with patients least they contracted the deadly infection read more